Tonight, OH decided to treat us all to a night at the cinema, to watch the film The Maze Runner, which Little Bird has wanted to see for a while. We don't do this too often, as it is pretty expensive these days, but now and again as a treat and for a night out en famille it is great. We may not, however, be doing it again for a while after tonight's fiasco. Why are people sometimes so annoying?
It seems that a night at the cinema isn't a big deal to some people, who appear to take such an activity for granted and in fact go so far as to use the opportunity to irritate and spoil the occasion for others around them by constantly using their phone and then leaving in the middle of the film only to come back half an hour later and continue to use their phone right until the end of the film. What is wrong with people? Is their addiction to technology so great that they can't switch it off for even a couple of hours and do something else? Why do some people need the constant reassurance that tweeting, instagramming, texting seems to give these days, even when seemingly out for a night with their family?
I don't know if you were in the midst of some family emergency, (I doubt it) but to the people in the row in front of us in the cinema, well to one woman in particular, who insisted on using her phone most of the way through the film, receiving and sending texts and goodness knows what else. Please get some manners and be a little more considerate of those around you. Not everyone wants to be distracted from enjoying the film they have paid through the nose to watch, by the light on your phone screen and the whistle of your incoming texts. There is a time and a place for everything. If you didn't want to watch the film, which you obviously didn't, as you didn't appear to look up once, go and get a coffee, or better still stay home and let others who want to see it enjoy it.
We could have asked said lady to turn off her phone, but we do not like to dictate to others and didn't want to spoil our evening even more by getting into an argument. Anyway, sorry to burden you with this Mrs Grumpy outburst. Has anyone else had a similar experience?